Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Turning 31

Turning 31 was so much fun! Seriously though …… it was the best birthday I've had in a long time for sure. I worked on my actual birthday but that was fine because everyone at work was super sweet and my primary's parents even brought me a yummy treat. It was so thoughtful and kind of them to think of me!

On Saturday my wonderful mother in law came over to hangout/watch Tanner for us at 11am!! We had a whole day planned. We started out at the Deep Ellum Tap Room for a beer brewery tour and some drinks. We also played some Jenga and listened to live music. It was so fun! Our good friends John and Anne joined us as well. 

Posing with my beer

Showing off the Koozie I won during the tour…. I answered this question correctly: What is beer's biggest enemy?   Answer: Oxygen! Thank you Biology Degree

Next we checked out another local brewery called Community. It was also very cool but Deep Ellum was more my vibe. I did have some amazing Kimchi fries at the food truck outside community brewery. Then we were all getting hungry so we headed to one of my favorite places to eat: Chuy's!
My sister/ her boyfriend and Brittany/Joey joined us. Then to end the night we went back to John and Anne's house for a riveting game of Cards against Humanity. I seriously don't think I have laughed so hard in all my life!  
Such a wonderful day with the hubs and good friends. Huge thank you to my mother in law for allowing us to have some adult fun for my birthday. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One of the Good Guys

This week was a really hard week……The world lost one of the good guys.

Kris's Grandfather or "Pop" as we all called him passed away. Pop had been ill for a while now but we still thought we had more time with him. He declined very quickly on Sunday and then passed early Tuesday morning.

I met Pop about 10 years ago when I started dating Kris. From the first day that I met him he treated me like his granddaughter. He had always wanted a granddaughter so I was his girl from day one!

Pop had a sense of humor like no one I have ever met. He always made me smile and I loved spending time with him. Once Tanner came along it was pretty magical to see the connection between them. Pop loved Tanner more than anything and Tanner felt the same way in return.

I will miss him so much but I will make sure that his memory lives on and that when Tanner gets older he will  know what an amazing, funny, and kind Great-Grandfather he had!


DIY: Concrete Style

My Dad has always said he wanted some concrete yard balls for the garden. I know I know it sounds strange but they are actually really cool. But unfortunately they are super expensive. Sooooooo I decided I was going to figure out a way to make them for him for Christmas.

Here is the inspiration….

 I got on Pinterest and I found several ways to do it but ended up following the steps on this blog.

The hardest part of this project is finding old glass light globes cheap. I went to several thrift stores and the hardware store and found these.

I forgot to take pictures after I filled them with the concrete. But I filled them to the top and let them dry for 24 hours. I then placed them in a plastic trash bag and gently broke the glass with a hammer in the bag so all the glass would not go everywhere. It was super easy!

Even though its not perfectly smooth I still really like how it turned out. 

The texture of the concrete shows through

This one is more like a 3D stepping stone but I really love it. I will make more of these for my own garden